Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36) released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
This afternoon's 54-46 defeat of Manchin-Toomey anti-gun power grab is a victory for peace and civil liberties. After spending over $1 billion to claw out a 51% re-election, it's clear at this point Obama couldn't pass a stone.
Constitutional rights don't require permission slips. The language of the Second Amendment is perhaps the starkest and most absolute in the Constitution. "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' That means any obstacle whatsoever is strictly prohibited.
We are currently ordering our promised U-Haul gift cards for Senators Hagan and Landrieu, who may become the next Jack Brooks. We expect them to be delivered shortly.
We are awaiting the results of voting on other amendments to see what legislative response, if any, this office will issue.